Windship Technology launched its zero-emission ship design, which incorporates large solar arrays, carbon capture, optimized hull shapes and specialized weather routing software.
Accordingly, the UK-based company announced an investment collaboration with DNV GL, one of the world’s leading classification agencies.
The 48m Windship Technology rig is stowable on deck to aid port navigation and cargo handling. As explained, its composite structure is borne out of technology and design from the wind turbine industry and has a life-time greater than 25 years.
Moreover, the vessel design features a patented triple-wing rig as well as a new diesel-electric ship drive system that eliminates CO2, NOX, SOX and particulate matter.
“The holistic approach demonstrated in this solution whereby wind power, solar power and the reduction of harmful exhaust emissions to effectively zero, are all brought together, means that at last there is a design solution that the International Maritime Organisation can champion to achieve its requirements for ‘at least’ zero carbon shipping,” Professor Philip Wilson, formerly Professor of Ship Dynamics at the Ship Science Department at the University of Southampton, added.
The ship design is applicable for both ocean-going bulk carrier and oil tanker ships.
As stated above, Windship Technology has entered into partnership investment with the classification society DNV GL, who will be conducting both an outside-in and inside-out verification to fully assess Windship Technology’s whole-ship design with a view to classifying emission reductions, safety and operability.
The company concluded that its design is “basically a ‘Tesla of the Seas’ solution for shipping.”